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Beauty and Sadness

Kawabata, Yasunari, Hibbett, Howard
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics)
Published: January 6, 2011
ISBN: 9780141192611
144 pages

£9.99

The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever.

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